Rhino Filming in Uganda can be done in two places namely:
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC)
The ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is undoubtedly the best Place to film Rhinos in Uganda – located approximately 208km/129 miles from Entebbe (180 kilometres/110 miles from Kampala) – a journey that lasts approximately 3½-hours by road. It was established in 2005 to reintroduce the southern white rhinoceros to Uganda. The long-term goal of the sanctuary is to “build a sustainable rhinoceros population and relocate rhinos back to their original habitat in Uganda’s protected areas”. In Uganda, you can see Rhinos in the wild only at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Filming Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary requires you to obtain media card and location card if you are a foreign filmmaker. However, if your are a journalist or a filmmaker in Uganda, you just need to pay entry fees and filming fees to the authority taking care of Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
Where to stay during Rhino Filming at Ziwa Rhino Sancturay
Its better to stay in the sanctuary; Amuka Lodge, Ziwa Rhino Guest House, Ziwa Rhino Lodge or stay in your Tents at the camp
Filming at Uganda Wildlife Education centre
It was formerly called Zoo and situated 15 minutes drive from Entebbe Airport thus situated in Entebbe town. UWEC protects a number of wildlife in captivity however, in this article, we are focusing on Rhino Filming. For budget filmmakers, UWEC is an ideal place for filming Rhinos. Two southern white Rhinos are available for filming.
Crystal film fixers Uganda can assist you arranging all your ground pre- production work: accommodation booking, Transportation, Security, filming permits and clearing filming equipment among others.
When you are planning to film Rhinos at UWEC, prepare to stay at one of the following accommodation
Okra House Entebbe, Prestige Resort Cottage, Airport Unique Hotel, Gorilla Africa Guest House among others.
What is the best season for Filming Rhinos in Uganda?
Rhino Filming is done all year round however, dry season is the best time: December to February and then June to October.